If you are considering becoming a driving instructor, you’re probably wondering where to start. Being part of a franchise has some great benefits, but how do you choose the right one?
In this article, we advise what you should look for and the benefits of joining a driving instructor franchise vs becoming an independent instructor. Read on to find out more.
The recent Coronavirus pandemic meant that driving instructors were unable to operate their business. However, as things slowly return to some form of normality, it has been reported that demand is on the rise, due to backlogged tests and learner drivers being able to book driving lessons again.
According to the Department for Transport, the number of driving instructors working has decreased by 12% over the past 7 years. With there being reportedly 44,569 in 2013 to just 39,521 at the start of 2020.
Car insurance company Marmalade conducted research that revealed there could be less than 38,000 instructors by 2025. Whilst there is a predicted increase of 70,000 young learner drivers, due to the baby boom of 2003. Demand for driving instructors will continue to rise over the next 4-5 years.
Now that you can feel more confident that a demand for driving instructors is there, and will only increase in the near future, the next step is to consider going franchise free and becoming an independent instructor or considering your franchise options.
A good franchise should take the headache out of many aspects of managing your time, pupils, and bookings. They should support you with advice, good rates of pay, holiday allowance, and marketing. Allowing you to focus on what you do best – teaching.
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